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Crews Free Worker Trapped in Soybeans at Bunge Plant

Officials said the person became stuck in the material while breaking up clumps at the firm’s Decatur, AL facility.

John S. Forrester

February 15, 2022

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Representative image.Image courtesy of Bunge

Emergency personnel were sent to a Bunge plant in Decatur, AL last Wednesday after a worker became stuck in soybeans.

“Upon arrival, a worker was trapped in soybeans, but not in obvious distress. This appeared to be after a normal method of breaking up clumps of the soybeans, but this somehow caused the worker to become entrapped,” Decatur Fire & Rescue said in a post to its Facebook page.

Responding to the Market Street site around 6:20 p.m., first responders attached rescue belt equipment to the worker to prevent further entrapment. Crews also provided an SCBA air supply to the person.

The worker was freed after several attempts and taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. Officials cleared the scene at 9:20 p.m.

Bunge’s Market Street plant focuses on crush activities, according to information on the company’s website. The company also operates a packaging facility and a refinery in the Alabama community.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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